Rise Up and Conquer
God designed men to conquer. We need challenges in our lives. If we don’t have challenges we get soft and bored and that is never a good combination. Revelation 3:21 states, “The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.”
I believe one of the biggest battles I see men face is one of complacency. Not living life to the full, both in our spiritual walk and our physical being. We have gotten soft physicall…
How to Thrive in the Face of Fear and Self-Doubt
Fear, self-doubt and self-judgement seems to sabotage so many of us. In whatever area we are trying to change in our lives, fear, self-doubt and self-judgement are the limiting factors that reach up and tear us down most often. At least that is the case for me and many of the other people I talk to.
I have recently been geeking out on some documentaries. The latest one I have been watching is called iThrive. It is a documentary on obesity and diabetes. It’s a fascinating and heartbreaking…
What is Your Possibility?
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a good future.” Jeremiah 29:11
BE A DREAMER
I am a dreamer. It’s part of the fabric of my being. One of my dreams as a kid was to play football professionally for the Minnesota Vikings. I was on that path until a devastating knee injury in college changed the course of my entire life.
That unrealized dream has lead me to dream even bigger dreams. Dreams tha…
ONE Million Starts with ONE
In this world of follows and likes on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn and however many more social media platforms we have it is so easy to get caught up in numbers. Believe me I have fallen into that trap many times myself.
I often times wonder what our life would be like if we went back to the days before social media. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think social media is all bad and I certainly use it to share my story and encourage others, but I also know it’s a source of wo…
Personal Internal Commitment
As I walked into the tattoo parlor totally out of my comfort zone and quite honestly a little freaked out I heard a voice coming from above. “Come up here.” Is that you God? Are you trying to tell me something? As it turns out it was just the owner upstairs where they do all of the tattooing. There wasn’t anyone on the main floor and they have video cameras to see when someone enters the building. It wasn’t the voice of God, just the tattoo guy.
As I walked through those front doors comp…
The Next Chapter
It has been about two years since I left the comfort and security of my six figure pharmaceutical job and moved to Colorado after living in Orlando for the last twenty years of my life. I left behind comfort, safety and security for the great unknown. What a faith adventure God has me on.
I would love to tell you since moving out here it has been all sunshine and rainbows. It hasn’t been. There have been many ups and downs along the way. But I wouldn’t change this adventure for anything…
Does Life Really Have to be so Hard?
DOES LIFE REALLY HAVE TO BE SO HARD?
Does life really have to be so “hard?” Does it always have to be a struggle? It seems in my own personal and professional life I have become really good at making things hard. I have always been hard on myself. I have always demanded perfectionism of myself and when I don’t live up to my own expectations I beat myself up mentally and yes sometimes even physically. Damn, that’s a hard way to live life, no pun intended.
CHALLENGING VS. HARD
My dear fr…
Passion and Fire
It is so easy to lose our zeal for life. Too get lulled into a sense of complacency. My tendency is to want to isolate and hide from the world. To play it safe, shut my blinds and get lost in a book or just have some chill time.
It will go in spurts. I will be all fired up and ready to take on the world and then something happens and I just lose all of my steam. Does that resonate with you?
I want to live my every day with passion and fire. Actually, I want to live every moment of my …
Rise Up to the Murph Challenge
When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone? When was the last time you pushed your physical limits beyond what you thought you were capable of? When was the last time you have felt fully alive?
In this day and age it’s easy for us to get soft. We have 200 channels on the TV to choose from. We have fast food restaurants on every corner. We have phones that keep us connected to the world 24/7.
I don’t know about you, but I am about over it.
As part of my fitness ministry I …
Life Change Happens at the Dinner Table
In 2017, former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy identified the most common threat to public health that he had witnessed: not heart disease, diabetes, or cancer-but loneliness. Isolation and lack of social connections, he wrote in Harvard Business Review, “are associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking fifteen cigarettes a day and even greater than that associated with obesity. Loneliness is also associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia…